Kawasaki Ki 61-1 Hien vs Curtiss P-40L Warhawk

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Which was the better fighter?

  1. Kawasaki Ki 61-1 Hien

    65.2%
  2. Curtiss P-40L Warhawk

    34.8%
  1. Colin1

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    #1 Colin1, Sep 3, 2010
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    Kawasaki Ki 61-1 Hien :Name: Curtiss P-40L Warhawk

    29.33ft (8.94m) :Length: 31.16ft (9.49m)
    39.37ft (12.00m) :Width: 37.3ft (11.35m)
    12.14ft (3.70m) :Height: 10.92ft (3.32m)

    367mph (590km/h; 319kts) :Max speed: 370mph (595km/h; 326kts)
    1,118miles (1,800km) :Max range: 1,375miles (2,213km)
    2,343ft/min (714m/min) :Rate of climb: 2,400ft/min (732m/min)
    32,808ft (10,000m) :Service ceiling: 36,000ft (10,973 m)

    1,102lbs (500Kgs) bombs :Hardpoints: 700lbs (318Kgs) bombs
    5,798lbs (2,630kg) :Empty weight: 6,480lbs (2,939kg)
    7,650lbs (3,470kg) :MTOW: 8,900lbs (4,037kg)

    215.28sq ft; (20sq m) :Wing area: 236sq ft; (21.92sq m)
    34.76lb/ft² (169.7kg/m²) :Wing loading: 35.1lb/ft² (171.5kg/m²)
    0.15hp/lb :power/mass: 0.14hp/lb

    1 x Kawasaki Ha-40 V12 @ 1,180hp :powerplant: 1 x Packard Merlin V-1650-1 V12 @ 1,300 hp

    2 x 20mm Ho-5 cannons in nose; 2 x 12.7mm Type 1 m/gs in wings :Armament: 4 or 6 x .50cal m/gs in wings
     

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    I like the Ki-61 more even though the P-40 seems to be statistically better.
     
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    Wing loading and weight for turning and zoom climb. Ki-61 FTW
     
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